WASHINGTON — For the third time in recent weeks, the Supreme Court on Monday took action on a voting rights dispute in North Carolina, affirming a decision striking down many General Assembly districts in the state for relying too heavily on race.
The justices also took action in a separate appeal in the case, North Carolina v. Covington, No. 10-1023. In late November, after the election, the trial court ordered special elections in 2017…
On Monday, in an unsigned opinion without noted dissents, the Supreme Court said the trial court had acted too hastily and ordered it to reconsider the matter of whether a special election was warranted.